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RAT Gallery presents – Mercure Hotel Ballarat exhibition

RAT Gallery presents… Mixed Blessings – The Great Art Scare exhibition WHERE: Mercure Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat WHEN: Thursday, 7 June to Sunday, 8 July 2018 OPENING NIGHT: from 6pm on Thursday, 7 June 2018 The Ballarat Courier: https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5445804/new-gallery-of-mixed-blessings-for-artists Mixed Blessings is an exciting exhibition of work by 12 artists from Ballarat and district, convened…

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Ballarat Art Walk exhibition

Come see my work on exhibition at the Annual Soldiers Hill Artist Collective (SHAC) – Ballarat Art Walk – two weekends of open studios and exhibitions scattered around Soldiers Hill suburb of Ballarat, part of Ballarat Heritage Week and the Australian Heritage Festival. Join us at the Launch of our Art Walk event on Friday…

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Ballarat Civic Hall study

The neglected and controversial Ballarat Civic Hall site sits empty in January 2018 before it undergoes an $8 million refurbishment to return the building to its former glory. These are probably last photographs of this building intact. As a long term Ballarat resident, I find an immense joy in mapping out and photographing the city…

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Featured on Airbnb: Fear of Flying story

Airbnb Based On A True Review For all who love sharing your homes to strangers…Wow, it is worth facing your fears! Few months ago I took part in an international writing contest by an online hospitality service Airbnb and wrote a short story about my first ever hosting experience on Airbnb. My very first guest was…

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Australian Country Magazine

Australian Country Magazine, Artist in Residence, October/November 2015 issue. I loved chatting to journalist Sue Peacock about the history of my old cottage and how it has transformed over the years alongside with my life tree change in regional Ballarat.      

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Kryal Castle Photoshoot

One more ambitious photoshoot behind me! I wanted to Thank a great team at the Kryal Castle for letting me use their premises today. Thank you to my fellow artist and friend Nathan Curnow for his great spirit despite wearing a 20kg heavy armour for three hours and to Serena Eldridge for a coffee when we needed…

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NDIS campaign Portrait commission

Gordon Prior, disability advocate – Portrait commission for NDIS campaign for Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka What makes you, you? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? Recently I was invited to contribute to an important project Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition for M.A.D.E Ballarat alongside…

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BAF Eureka Art Award

Eureka Art Award Winner I am very pleased to announce that I have just won the Ballarat Arts Foundation 2016 Eureka Art Prize for the artwork called “Balancing Act’. It features my (then pregnant) Polish friend Magda Kazmierczak. This year the judges were Melissa Griffin (BAF), Gordon Williamson (BAF) and Mark Guirguis (Ballarat surgeon, founder of GNAP…

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CCP Leica Salon Winner 2013

The Centre for Contemporary Photography CCP Salon 2013 opened last night and my photo ‘iShadow, 2012’ was awarded Third Drawer Down Most Humorous Image prize. This is the first time I took part in CCP Salon. I’m really happy that a Ballarat photo won something this year!! Opening the exhibition, Minister of the Arts Heidi Victoria mentioned Ballarat Foto Biennale a…

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